An evocative spiritual memoir which explores the essence of belief and spirituality, set around ancient church in rural Suffolk.
The morning on which John Rogers was due to deliver his `mardle' (a talk of local interest) to the people of Letheringham, Suffolk, about the community's ancient Priory Church, he suffered an unexpected heart attack. In this beautiful and evocative book, he revisits the months of research leading up to the undelivered mardle and - with the added poignancy of his keener sense of mortality - explores the deeper meanings of life and faith that this simple building and its ghosts from centuries of history gradually reveal to him.
It has a kind of glory ... exceptional in every respect. -- Ronald Blythe There was an "anatomy of spirituality" to be written - and this is it! -- Clive Young, Bishop of Dunwich